three days in one

Due to a power failure on Tuesday night that extended into Wednesday evening I did not post for two of my self-promised days. So here we go: 12 Tuesday I brainstormed with poets, sharing words of encouragement and exploration. We wondered about the writing of poetry, the rhythm, cadence, sound, word choice and intention. We […]

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day 11 – today’s weather

It’s been alternating between sun, cloud and rain – and it’s been fairly warm. Some plants are starting to wake up. I saw these daffodils starting their slow ascent and felt encouraged. Here spring can come early and has a way of encouraging me. Last year things were similar and then it snowed in February […]

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day 10 – cosmos

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. ~ Carl Sagan I started a painting years ago and couldn’t finish. It turns out I was painting the wrong thing. The image below is the top third of the almost finished piece. Full image […]

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day 9 – walk through

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

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day 8 – feeling and thinking and feeling

The world exists as you perceive it. It is not what you see but how you see it. It is not what you hear but how you hear it. It is not what you feel but how you feel it.—Rumi (1207-1273), 13th Century Persian poet and Islamic scholar I found the above quote online when […]

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day 7 – missed you

Between multi-tasking and a brief power outage I missed posting on the 7th. C’est la vie. Though the day wasn’t a blank, this space was. Looking for the poem now.

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day 6 – here comes some sun

    Finally a day of sun! It made all the difference to how we were feeling and definitely took the edge off the pandemic gloom. The sun reminded me of a sculpture I had made of  heart-shaped driftwood, air dry clay and mirrors – technically speaking there was also found wood, acrylic ink and […]

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day 5 – what will become

I was looking through words and scraps of paper I had stored away and found these two unfinished watercolour experiments. I thought what will become of them? Then I asked what is it about these bits that inspires me, makes me smile, makes me see potential? I believe 2021 will be a quest to answer […]

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Juan de Fuca journey

day 4 – finding the light

All my thoughts of the moon has made me return to my writing archives. After doing a search for “moon” I found “she takes the moon” and thought I would share it. It was published in Sooke All Sorts – Sooke writers’ Collective, Anthology Five in 2018. The image is unrelated to the poem but […]

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